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Hearts and Minds: The Guardian

For the extremely well written article in the UK's 'The Guardian' go to

Hearts and Minds

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CubanInLondon said...

Hi, Parvez, I work in an arts centre in London that screens left-of-field material. Tomorrow night, Wednesday 12/9/7 we have a special screening. Would you care to contact me to see ho we can work together? I found out about your film through the Guardian's article. Find the blurb for the doc we're showing tomorrow night below. If you're in London, why don't you come along?



The Bohemian Night at The ArtsZone and Birds Eye View Festival


Until The Violence Stops

Dir. Abby Epstein, USA 2005

Eve Ensler's award winning book The Vagina Monologues has grown from an award winning play to an international grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls. Until The Violence Stops documents women from Harlem to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya - just some of the 800 cities around the world who participated in V-Day benefit stagings of The Vagina Monologues.

Director Abby Epstein takes a poignant journey into the hearts of women and includes revealing testimonies from men, who expose social and cultural attitudes that perpetuate the pervasive violence against women. In emotionally charged interviews and performances, everyday women and celebrities (including Rosie Perez, Salma Hayek and Jane Fonda) embrace their bodies, reconcile their past, and bond together to break the silence that surrounds abuse.

More than just testimonies and performances, Until the Violence Stops is a film about empowerment and the importance of dialogue in the healing process. A celebration of women reclaiming their bodies and lives, this moving documentary leaves us with hope that change can happen.

Wednesday 12 September
6.30pm (doors will open at 6pm)
The ArtsZone
54-56 Market Square
N9 0TZ
Admission fee: £3
For bookings and information call 020 8 887 9500

Or e-mail

There will be a Q&A session after the screening with speakers from Family Justice Centre, Enfield Women's Centre, Enfield Council, Latin American Women's Rights, Birds Eye View Festival, Solace Women's Aid and Helen Nelder, playwright and theatre director.



September 2007 is when I started (with a finished film, my first) and now some 49 countries and 8 million people later, the whole world is talking. The movement around this work has begun worldwide. We will be screening next year around the world and yes in Muslim countries as well.

For more updates email me at parvezsharmaATgmailDOTcom and post your comments here as well.

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Director/Producer Parvez Sharma

Director/Producer Parvez Sharma
All the Breaking News around 'A Jihad for Love' is at this blog address. You can email Parvez directly at parvezsharmaATgmailDOTcom

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